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Accident: 200644615 - Driller Killed By Collapsing Derrick, Coworker Hurt By Metal

Accident: 200644615 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 12/26/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31368878012/26/20091381Tomcat Drilling, Llc
On December 26, 2009, Employee #1, a driller/operator, was coming out of a well with drilling pipe when one stand became difficult to remove. The driller worked it up and down and, while pulling the pipe out, the derrick collapsed. Employee #2 was tied off on the derrick board and fell with the collapsed derrick. The derrick board broke loose from the derrick, and the employee was thrown against a metal structure on the ground, which killed him. Employee #3, a floor hand, was struck by falling metal as he ran toward the dog house and received a broken lower leg. Another floor hand, Employee #4 was not injured neither was Employee #1.
Keywords: derrick, fracture, head, drill operator, collapse, oil well drilling, struck by, concussion, derrick platform, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313688780 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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